The Employee Health and Safety (EHS) Division within King County's Department of Human Resources (DHR) seeks an experienced, dynamic, and motivated professional to serve as the Program Manager of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Reporting to the EHS Division Director, this role will provide day-to-day supervision of two EAP Counselors. This role will also be responsible for the management and administration of all aspects of the County's internal EAP Program and coordination of services provided through the external Making Life Easier (MLE) program vendor.
Beginning January 1, 2020 EHS Division will be renamed the Central Employee Services Division as DHR welcomes the Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations Sections of the Department of Executive Services (DES) to the department. This change will more accurately reflect the full suite of services that the expanded division will provided beginning next year.
To learn more about EAP, please visit: https://www.kingcounty.gov/audience/employees/safety-claims/MLE-EAP.aspx
COMMITMENT TO EQUITY & SOCIAL JUSTICE
As the only county in the United States named after one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation’s history, Martin Luther King, Jr. County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the artistic and social traditions of many cultures.
We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and the EAP Program Manager has a strong and central role in advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all county employees.
To learn more, please visit: http://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/equity-social-justice.aspx
ABOUT THE POSITION
The EAP Program Manager will provide direct services and support to the County's diverse workforce regarding delicate and complicated employee matters. The responsibilities include working in partnership with countywide human resource professionals, managers, and staff to provide high level EAP services that effectively balances promoting employee interests along with King County Departmental operational needs.
King County Executive recently declared racism a public health crisis. This position will provide employees with guidance and resources to address workplace issues around race, gender identity, gender expression, and ability to support and protect the health and well-being of our diverse workforce. The person in this position will be relied on to build trusted relationships and garner positive outcomes for employees to be successful at work.
The ideal candidate will operate with a high degree of emotional intelligence, embracing different styles, valuing diversity, and demonstrating a commitment to the County's Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) strategic plan to reinforce ESJ principles into practices, attitudes, and actions that produce equitable access, opportunities, treatment, impacts, and outcomes for all employees.
To learn more about our values, please visit: https://kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/constantine/initiatives/true-north.aspx
TEMPORARY TELECOMMUTING REQUIREMENT
The work associated with this position will be performed remotely, at least through July 5, 2021 in compliance with King County’s telecommuting mandate. Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer.
To support employees during this time King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
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Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion, and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.
King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.
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Direct confidential inquiries to Elisha Mackey at email@example.com or 206-477-0193.
To be considered, an online employment application, completed at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs, with employment history going back at least ten years if you have ten years of employment (or more to include all relevant experience), a resume, and a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) summarizing how you meet the experience, qualifications, knowledge and skills for the job.
Applications will be reviewed as received, and they will be screened for clarity, completeness, and competitiveness. All materials will be evaluated for spelling, grammar, and punctuation usage. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in a series of interviews. Reference checks and/or record reviews will also be conducted.
This position is not represented by a union.
King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
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